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spike of thefts in iphones. even michael bloomberg contributing the spike in crime to those phone thefts. tonight, one iphone user, who crafted his own sting tonight that worked. here's tanya rivero. >> reporter: he left his iphone 4 in a taxi on new year's eve. >> i immediately used my friend's phone to call it up. to see what was going on. it was turned off. >> reporter: the brooklyn musician becoming one of thousands falling prey to a growing crime spree called "apple picking." caught on tape. nearly 16,000 were reported stolen this year in the big apple, keeping new york police busy. >> if you just took out the thefts of apple products, our total crime rate would be lower than it was last year. >> reporter: but, unlike most victims, he got a lucky break, the crook started sending messages. from his phone using his online profile, trolg for dates. >> he was using my okcupid account. at like 6:00 a.m. to send messages to all of these girls. >> reporter: against police advice, he set up his own sting, creating a phony profile. with a cleavage baring photo plucked from the web. >>
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next. >> announcer: and now a message from new york mayor, michael bloomberg. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. good evening and welcome, everyone. it's now been six days since hurricane sandy first hit our city.
Jan 6, 2013 5:00am PST
people in chicago, homicide h are down about 18% in the last year under mayor michael bloomberg and new york finished the year with 418 murders the lowest number in any year since reliable records were kept beginning in 1963. now, washington, d.c., a place once so plagued with killings. people used to say d.c. stood for "dodge city" recorded just 88 homicide last year according to the metro police department so would what we've seen over the last 20 years is a remarkable in the crime nationwide including many big cities but persistly high levels of violence in impoverished communities and some extremely-worrying localized upticks in last year. the divergence between chicago and new york gets us to examine crime and what causes it to go down. i have keith suber, he mentors troubled yoult and gang members in brooklyn. he's a former member of the crypts gang and served ten years in prison. and the professor and codirector of the university of chicago crime lab. great to have you both here. let's start on the criminalology side with you, harrold. what's going on in chicago somethat's the fi
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. michael bloomberg and governor cuomo have their own plans-- >> but the president himself said in public only about 50 times in the last two months, last two weeks, rather, he would like the assault weapons ban reinstated. >> clayton: and those legislation that people were ignorant on them. it didn't work then. >> tucker: everybody has the same goal, which is to figure out why is this happening, i don't think enough time has been spent pondering that. why would someone go in and murder children. are we in the country thinking about that. who cares what kind of tool he used, why did he do it, the question. >> alisyn: excellent point and we would welcome any of your comments. meanwhile, let's get your headlines, we have a fox news alert. syrian president assad a rare speech, first time since june he has addressed the public on the state of civil war in his country and assad is standing firm saying he will not step down, and all enemies of syria will quote, go to hell. the speech comes, and that's-- as syrian rebels are closer to the capital of damascus, 60,000 syrians have died during this